All eyes are on Yamaha for 2014 and for good reason. It’s been  quite a while  since  their  last significant chassis or suspension update  and many  Yamaha faithful have been patiently waiting for a new chassis to replace their older, high mile Yamaha.

Assualt 144 edited-1Amongst the sea of colours on the trails, Polaris is slowly but surely becoming the shark amongst the fish. With their advances in technology to the introduction of an oldie, but a goodie (cough, Indy, cough) we’ve learnt to never under-estimate them. This year we got the chance to take two of their new 2013 models along for a ride, the Switchback Assault 144 and Indy 600 SP. Check out what we thought...

baffinbootsCold feet can ruin a good day of snowmobiling, but I haven’t had this problem since switching to Baffin boots several years ago. Now I’m wearing their Polar Series Men’s 4000 Eiger boot with Velcro fasteners (on right in photo). Marsha has their Arctic Series Women’s 4010 Impact boot with buckle fasteners (on left in photo). Both are rated to a temperature as low as -100˚C, but that’s not all…

f800I was lucky enough to be the first to ride the F800 LXR in our fleet last winter. As last winter was the “winter that wasn’t”, I didn’t get as much riding in as I had hoped during the first part of the season. As it was, I managed almost 850 km on the new ProCross Cat over a few weekends in January. I rode the sled mainly in central Ontario on terrain varying from farm fields, tight bush trails and the odd rail line and lake thrown in. Overall this sled was a blast to ride. The ProCross chassis is light and effective.

skidooGSX2012When it comes to trail riding, the 2012 Ski-Doo GSX SE E-TEC 800R is a staff favourite at Snow Goer Media. This full featured, one-up sled has a combination of performance attributes and luxury amenities that few other sleds can match.
We put our GSX SE through its paces last winter during over 5,000 kilometres of sledding in a variety of trail and weather conditions. Our winter-long test ride reaffirmed our